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Mark Montague

As a mathematician and statistician, Mark Montague has spent decades developing and implementing consistent, market-driven rate structures for transportation companies. Mark was instrumental in developing the dynamic, spot market rates database and analysis tools in DAT RateView (formerly Truckload Rate Index.)

Prior to joining DAT in 2009, Mark applied his expertise in logistics, rates and routing as a logistics manager and analyst for carriers, 3PLs and shippers.

Mark holds an MBA in Transportation Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.


Posted: 13 Nov, 2018 by Mark Montague

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s the reefer segment that is driving seasonal demand, as grocery stores prepare for the big day. And with e-commerce season still building, we may soon see an increase in van demand and rates too. National average rates Van  $2.09/mile, unchanged Ree...

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Posted: 07 Nov, 2018 by Mark Montague

The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday, even stronger than the prior Friday when it was just over 10. Los Angeles outbound rates rose last week, which is in contrast to declining rates in most of the remainder of the cou...

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Posted: 09 Oct, 2018 by Mark Montague

Spot market line haul rates are now only 5% higher for vans now than they were a year ago, rising from $1.74 to $1.83 per mile not including the fuel surcharge. And the number of van loads that have moved in early October is nearly identical to 2017. You’d expect this season to be more differe...

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Posted: 31 Aug, 2018 by Mark Montague

In the first half of the year, the spot market in Texas was boiling over, with not nearly enough trucks to cover the growing demand for freight. In the past month, the market’s been pretty tepid. What happened? Pipeline capacity issues in West Texas are part of the explanation. Drilling in the...

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